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Body in Motion

How does a body express what’s going on inside? The way the human body moves, its myriad shapes and the ways it changes over time, is a subject that has fascinated sculptors from time immemorial. A conduit of emotion, the body is moulded by the artist’s intentions. In this visit to the Museum, students will learn some basic sculpture techniques and then experiment with modelling a figure.



The class goes to the Museum.

120 min

240 $



Raise students’ awareness about

  • The expression of emotions through movement
  • The diversity of body shapes and the changes bodies undergo
  • Some basic concepts and techniques in sculpture
Creative activity

  • Form an expressive bust out of clay.

In connection with Personal Development (ERC)

10 to 15 min
Practise developing empathy in a game where students have to identify emotions (see sample images here). Invite them to put themselves in the figures’ place and imagine what they are thinking and feeling, and what they like.

To delve further into this topic

Watch the video of dancer Seven Starr on the EducArt platform.

Planning your visit

We recommend you review the Museum’s code of conduct with your students by referring to our MuseuManners.

illustration of people at the Museum

Get ready for your visit!


The group entrance is located at 2200 Crescent Street.

School bus

If you are coming by school bus, allow extra time for potential traffic congestion.

Métro station

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Guy-Concordia Métro station (Guy exit).

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 15 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.

Movement through the galleries

To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

Prohibited items

Backpacks, food, beverages and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries.

Special measures

In accordance with public health recommendations, the Museum has implemented measures to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors and staff.

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